A Holistic View for Integrating Sustainability...

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Emerging economies in Asia and Latin America face rapid urbanization and city building in the next few decades. The existing work force and the next generation of built environment graduates play a significant role in lowering carbon emissions as a result of rapid building and infrastructure now and in the future. A range of disciplines comprises the built environment professions, and these disciplines need to work collaboratively to optimize design, construction and operational impacts.
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Showcasing ‘Real’ Green Buildings: A Case for Post...

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Throughout their life cycle; from construction, operation to demolition, buildings contribute to environmental impact. Globally, there has been a shift towards adoption of green building policies, legislation, various programmes and rating tools for all new construction and refurbishment projects.
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Identifying cost trend and affected cost factors for...

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The integration of sustainability and sustainable practices in the construction industry is ultimately benefiting the environment,society,and economics.Many green office buildings in Australia achieved Green Star ratings have claimed outstanding achievements such as energy efficiency,greenhouse gas reduction,healthy work environment,and productivity growth.
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Integrating Interdisciplinary Thinking and Practice: A...

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The value of interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum have been considered successful along multiple fronts; including reducing administrative burden from inter departmental collaboration, providing “intellectual” solutions to problems and breaking academic discipline boundaries.Criticism from industry often focuses on educators not preparing graduates for work in the real world.
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Future-proofing buildings: optimising facility...

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Buildings in general are large contributors of global greenhouse emissions and environmental deterioration. Climate adaptation of existing and new buildings is crucial in reducing their impact on climate change.In order to achieve this, efficient performance evaluation and operational management of buildings is required for future proofing buildings and other built environment assets.In particular, owner occupied buildings, including educational buildings offer unique opportunities.
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Transformative learning: innovating sustainability...

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This paper aims to evaluate how transformative learning is key to innovating sustainability education in the built environment in the region’s universities, in addition to reporting on the research project undertaken to integrate sustainability thinking and practice into engineering/built environment curricula in Asia-Pacific universities.
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Challenges in aligning the architecture profession in...

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Increased energy use and attendant green house emissions are associated with increased urbanization.At the same time, climate change poses challenges for the built environment where there are tensions between rapid city building and low carbon growth.This paper develops and tests a method for the institutional development of built environment professions in emerging economies that are dealing with a range of issues, including rapid urbanization, and rapid building and construction.
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Sustainable Development Research in the Asia Pacific...

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This volume captures papers presented at the SDiAP, held at RMIT University, Australia, in July 2017 under the auspices of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. The inaugural symposium aimed to draw links between research, practice, education for sustainability and the needs of industry, and address the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Fourteen countries were represented at this Symposium.
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Trade education center for sustainable construction

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In developing countries, most construction activity is done by masons with deficient technical knowledge and by self-builders. Basic training would have great potential not only to improve the quality of housing stock but also for CO2 mitigation. The trade...

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A national information center for sustainable...

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A national information center for sustainable construction started its operations in October 2017. The Information Center will collect, review, quality assure and disseminate information to target groups in the construction and real estate sector.
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REVALUE

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RICS is the valuation partner in the EU funded REVALUE project. The starting point of the REVALUE project,´which considers, primarily, social housing stock, was the contention that increasing transparency in the valuation process in relation to the energy cha...

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Plug and Live Project

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Plug and Live is a project selected in the international competition for green buildings Solar Decathlon Africa 2019. This project is leaded by Private University of Fez with EPF engineer school from France as an academic partner. This Project shows if and how...

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RenoValue

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RenoValue is a training toolkit for valuers on how to factor energy efficiency and renewable energy issues into valuation practices, understand the impact of building performance and property values and advise their clients accordingly. It was developed by an...

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